Will Ebon Moss-Bachrach soon be trading, “Yes, Chef?” for “It’s Clobbering Time?” In a recent interview with TheWrap, actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach was pressed about the swirling rumors regarding his involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Ben Grimm, also known as The Thing. When asked about the speculations, Moss-Bachrach responded with a cryptic, “Oh, I can’t confirm or deny… I think.”
As MCU enthusiasts know, actors often refrain from outright debunking casting rumors, hinting that negotiations or discussions might be underway. This trend was evident in Rachel Brosnahan’s response to inquiries about playing Lois Lane in Superman: Legacy.
While an official announcement is pending, the main cast for the Fantastic Four reboot is believed to be finalized, with Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us, The Mandalorian) rumored to play Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Mission Impossible Franchise) as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (Human Torch).
The casting speculation extends to major characters, with rumors suggesting Oppenheimer’s Cillian Murphy and Rogue One and Dr. Strange’s Mads Mikkelsen as potential picks for Doctor Doom. Though details about Doom’s role are scarce, there are hints that he might emerge as a significant villain, potentially even in Avengers: Secret Wars, following the departure of Kang actor Jonathan Majors.
Javier Bardem is reportedly the top choice for Galactus, although scheduling conflicts may pose a challenge. The herald of Galactus, Silver Surfer, is rumored to be portrayed in a female iteration, with Anya Taylor-Joy allegedly being eyed for the role.
Director Matt Shakman, known for his work on WandaVision, is set to helm the Fantastic Four reboot, with a script by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. Plot details remain tightly under wraps, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the official confirmation from Marvel.
The anticipation builds as the MCU gears up for another exciting chapter with the iconic Fantastic Four team.